Obama almost, kinda, sorta, makes a forceful statement on Iran:
"The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people. The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights.
"...If the Iranian government seeks the respect of the international community, it must respect the dignity of its own people and govern through consent, not coercion..."
Well - take that, Ayatollah Khamenei!
I only hope that Daniel Larison & like-minded "paleo-cons" won't be too put out by this, after they've spent the whole last week defending Obama's previous see-no, hear-no, speak-no-evil approach to the current regime in Iran, while damning the dreaded "neo-cons" for suggesting that slightly stronger rhetoric might just possibly be in order.